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Like the proverbial Pied Piper, the coronavirus pandemic has escorted all global economies into their most turbulent era of existence. The Pied Piper walked into the German village of Hamelin as a stranger and managed to amass a massive following, only for the followers to subsequently fall into a trap from which they never really recovered.

A similar stance can be taken for the Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, and the central banks all around the world, as they continue to bolster investor confidence by printing out an excessive amount of the world’s “reserve currency”.

Bridgewater Associates is the world’s largest hedge fund, currently managing $140 billion in assets. Its CO-CIO and Founder, Ray Dalio made some dramatic changes as unveiled by the recent 13F filings.

The firm offers three options to its clients namely the Pure Alpha Fund, the All-Weather Fund, and the Pure Alpha Major Markets Fund, amongst which the Pure Alpha Fund seeks to outperform through active management in non-correlated asset classes, whereas the All-Weather Fund is managed exclusively through Dalio’s famous notion of the “all-weather portfolio” which involves a lot of fixed income securities and treasury securities within the US and…

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When I started my career as a software engineer, Angular was the first framework I learned. At that time, it was the most popular and most used JavaScript framework among developers. But with the development of frameworks like React and Vue, Angular seems to have lost its position as a top JavaScript front-end framework and there is a huge debate over the pros and cons of learning it in 2020.

So, I decided to compare its features and stats with those of its competitors to see whether only knowing Angular will be enough to…

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Angular has just released version 11 of its remarkable framework, so let’s explore Angular’s latest features.

Component Test Harnesses

Component test harness allows tests to interact with components using supported APIs. This was first introduced in Angular 9. These APIs have the ability to interact with the components in a similar way to the end-users and tests can insulate themselves against the changes in the DOM.

At that time, this mechanism only supported Angular material. But with the latest release, a Component harness is available for all components.

The following example shows the usage of MatButtonHarness in…

When the modified bugs reproduce with regular ones, their female offspring won’t survive. The result: a massive decline in the number of disease-carrying mosquitos. The risk: still up for debate. It’s not quite the 1990s Bill Gates, berating underlings into defending and advancing the all-powerful reign of Windows. But it’s also not the earnest softie making a patient and smiley plea for us all to do better. This is a Gates who demands his listener understand the stakes, and urgency, right now — and who frankly doesn’t have the patience to tolerate listeners who don’t get it. (And for good…

FILE — In this May 3, 2020 file photo, containers are loaded on a ship at the Saigon port in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Source: AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)

By Associated Press | November 15, 2020 at 10:39 AM EST — Updated November 15 at 10:39 AM

(AP) — China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, was…

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:

National home sales
The Canadian Real Estate Association is set to release figures for October home resales on Monday. The association recently reported that home sales set a monthly record in September and the national average price soared 17.5 per cent from last year.

George Weston earnings
George Weston Ltd. will announce its Q3 2020 results on Tuesday. The company’s subsidiary Loblaw Companies Ltd. beat quarterly expectations and boosted its dividend on Nov. …

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